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Treatment for Intrusive Thoughts

Although it is easier said than done, you need to try not to let intrusive thoughts run your life and negatively affect your day- to- day choices. You can take steps towards managing them yourself by: Practicing mindfulness Not fearing the thoughts and allowing yourself to dismiss them Taking the thoughts less personally Accepting them when they appear for what they are For some people, self-help methods are not enough, and they will require professional treatment. This might include; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy/Exposure and response Prevention (ERP): This is the gold-standard treatment for OCD related intrusive thoughts One on one counseling with a mental health professional who is trained in the treatment of OCD Medication such as SSRIs OCD related intrusive thoughts can have a...

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OCD Recovery Tips

Once you are diagnosed with OCD, you can start your recovery. Part of this might include therapy or taking...

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OCD Statistics

By looking at a few statistics, we can understand how common this disease is. It’s estimated that it affects...

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How to Diagnose OCD

If you, or someone you know, suspects they have OCD there are some ways of getting a professional diagnosis. There are a few tests that will be performed. Your medical doctor will likely do a physical examination, which can include things like taking a blood sample to rule out any physical health problems that might be triggering your symptoms. A therapist or psychiatric provider will ask you a series of questions to better understand your symptoms and may also administer psychometric instruments designed to clarify both type and intensity of symptoms. It is important that you seek treatment from a mental health professional who is trained in the evaluation and treatment of OCD symptoms specifically, as these symptoms can be easily overlooked or misdiagnosed by practitioners who do...

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